DAILY UPDATE: June 25, 2020 1 PM

STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 6/25/2020

Total Cases 1 Negative Tests 2 Total Deaths
83,770 621,031 6,557


1 Total case counts include confirmed and probable cases.
2 Negative case data only includes negative PCR tests. Negative case data does not include negative antibody tests.


STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 6/25/2020

Total Cases 83,770
Confirmed Case 81,374
Probable cases by Definition and High-Risk Exposure 2,396


REGIONAL: COVID-19 Cases by County to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 6/25/2020

County Total Cases * Confirmed Cases Probable Cases Negative Tests Deaths New cases since 6/24 New deaths since 6/24
10-County Region 4,409 4,157 252 95,790 342 +79 +2
Allegheny 2,321 2,181 140 49,289 182 +37 +2
Armstrong 70 70 1,939 6
Beaver 637 617 20 5,562 78 +3
Butler 280 248 32 5,760 13 +3
Fayette 104 99 5 4,571 4
Greene 35 33 2 1,162
Indiana 101 93 8 2,595 6 +8
Lawrence 99 87 12 2,371 9 +5
Washington 184 171 13 7,009 6 +8
Westmoreland 578 558 20 15,532 38 +15

* Case counts include confirmed and probable.
Case data from PA-NEDSS.  Death data is a combination of PA-NEDSS and EDRS.


REGIONAL: COVID-19 Cases Associated with
Nursing Homes and Personal Care Homes to Date

per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 6/25/2020

County Facilities with Cases Cases Among Residents Cases Among Employees
10-County Region 88 1,120 253
Allegheny 43 532 138
Armstrong 2 8 7
Beaver 3 392 43
Butler 9 17 12
Fayette 2 4 2
Greene 1 1 1
Indiana 5 15 5
Lawrence 2 2
Washington 6 8 3
Westmoreland 15 143 40


State Coronavirus Updates

  • 6.24.2020 Updates from Governor Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Levine
    • A Celebration of the medical center’s nursing team and other medical staff
    • Remarks also from Deborah Berini, president, Penn State University Milton Hershey and Dr. Cynthia Whitener, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
    • Includes questions regarding a potential resurgence
  • Department of Health Announces Partnership with CVS Health to Assist with COVID-19 Response in Nursing Homes: Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced a partnership with CVS Health to assist with nursing home facility testing as part of the state’s COVID-19 response.  Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020062462.HTM
  • Wolf Administration Urges USDA to Maintain Flexibility for States Administering SNAP Benefits in Response to Continued Threat of COVID-19: Governor Tom Wolf sent a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue urging the USDA to extend waivers granted to provide states for longer than a month at a time to preserve flexibility they need to ensure the uninterrupted and safe administration of public benefits during the COVID-19 public health crisis. The flexibilities granted by waivers from the USDA specifically related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) reduce the need for in-person interactions between Department of Human Service (DHS) staff and current and potential clients, keeping both safer from COVID-19 while allowing DHS to continue to meet needs of Pennsylvanians during this period of economic uncertainty. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020062489.HTM
  • Gov. Wolf Leads Bipartisan Effort in Calling on President, Congressional Leaders to Invest in Broadband Internet Access: As states continue to address the COVID-19 pandemic, including economic recovery efforts, Governor Tom Wolf and a bipartisan coalition of 11 governors sent a letter urging the president and Congressional leaders to make critical investments to ensure that all Americans have access to broadband internet connectivity, which they say is critical infrastructure that’s vitally important to our economic future and national security. Read more: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-leads-bipartisan-effort-in-calling-on-president-congressional-leaders-to-invest-in-broadband-internet-access/


Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • Allegheny County Department of Health
    • Of the 2,321 cases in Allegheny County, 2,181 are confirmed and 140 are probable cases. Additionally, there are 378 past or present hospitalizations (+6). All deaths to date are of individuals ranging in age from 23-103, with 84 being the median age of those who have died.
  • Allegheny County Executive
    • Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said Wednesday he hoped that businesses and individuals would continue maskings and physical distancing without having to implement tighter restrictions. And Allegheny County Health Director Dr. Debra Bogen seemed to differ from comments about COVID-19 infection made earlier in the day by a UPMC official. There has been a sharp rise in COVID-19 case counts in recent days. Wednesday saw a second 45-case increase in positive COVID-19 tests in three days, when there were no new cases reported a week ago Monday. Fitzgerald and Allegheny County Health Director Dr. Debra Bogen said they are concerned by the rise, which appears to be mostly in adults 19-49 years old, according to case investigations. Allegheny County has been in the green phase of the state’s reopening plan since mid-May.


National Coronavirus Updates

  • According to CNN, as of 11:45am on Thursday, June 25, 2020, there are 122,071 coronavirus-related deaths and 2,388,865 total positive cases in the United States.
  • Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, said Thursday on the “Today” show that a spike this week in U.S. cases of the novel coronavirus was caused by a rush to reopen the nation’s economy without proper safety measures in place. State health departments reported 38,115 new infections on Wednesday, the highest single-day caseload in the United States since the pandemic began. Texas, Florida and California reported the most cases, with more than 5,000 each. “It is pretty alarming. It is pretty worrisome,” Jha said. “We had hoped that we would be able to keep the virus at bay for a while, but we are seeing these resurgences, largely because we opened up too quickly, and we opened up without the right safeguards in place. And I’m worried that we’re going to see increases in the number of cases in the days and weeks ahead,” Jha added. It’s true, he said, that some states have increased their testing capacity, which is contributing to the increase in case numbers. But he also said that testing alone does not explain the spike. Hospitalization rates are up, too. To contain the uptick in cases, Jha said that hot-spot states such as Texas, Florida and California should implement statewide mask-wearing laws in public places, discourage indoor restaurant dining and continue to discourage large gatherings.